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April 6, 2015 - 3:00pm
3 weeks 5 days ago

A new poll shows a slim majority of Ohioans are in favor of legalizing marijuana.

The Quinnipiac University poll shows Ohioans favor legalizing marijuana 52 to 44 percent with 4 percent undecided. Executive Director of Muskingum Behavioral Health, Steve Carrel, said he doesn't hang his hat on a lot of polls. But he said he wants to see more studies done before the measure hits the ballot.

"I'm not for or against any of it," Carrel said. "I am pro what does the data...

April 6, 2015 - 10:27am
3 weeks 5 days ago

Muskingum County Seniors had a spring in their step as they celebrated life. 

After a long winter and the unexpected closing of the Senior Center the Fieldhouse wanted to give back to area seniors. Monday, they opened their doors, let the fresh air and invited the areas older population to take part in group exercise classes, line dancing and a chance to walk the track, all for free.

"So much of the depression that happens seasonal is because people can't get out and...

April 6, 2015 - 7:09am
3 weeks 5 days ago

Top stories for Monday, April 6, 2015:

Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out

MUSKINGUM COUNTY, OHIO (WHIZ) - More than 1,200 colorful eggs peeked from the trees and bushes this Easter in Violet Flickinger's yard during the Annual Community Egg Hunt and Cook Out. The event has been going on for at least 30 years. Over 50 people attended.

Baketball for Charity

NEW LEXINGTON, PHIO (WHIZ) - 14 former Ohio State football players hit the...

April 5, 2015 - 5:47pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

After a successful campaign last year, the Driven Foundation returned to New Lexington High School this weekend.

Fourteen former Ohio State football players hit the hardwood to raise money for several area charitable organizations.

"We want to raise as much as we can," Doug Sheppard said. "The money is basically being split between the Driven Foundation, Orange and Black Boosters and my number one, my main concern of everything is the Perry County food banks or...

April 5, 2015 - 5:37pm
3 weeks 6 days ago

Eggs may have been hidden Sunday afternoon, but there was no hiding the excitement of a family and friends gathered for an Easter celebration.

The annual community egg hunt and cook out has been going on for at least 30 years now. We spoke to event organizer Violet Flickinger who told us about the event history and what goes in to putting it on each year.

"My mom and dad did it and they passed and I just kept it going....I fill every egg and everything by myself.....It...

April 4, 2015 - 5:23pm
4 weeks 5 hours ago

All throughout the city of Zanesville today, children went on the hunt for Easter eggs.

Hundreds of kids came out today for a morning filled with fun and fellowship. We hopped down the bunny trail ourselves to the North Terrace Church of Christ, and the First Baptist Church of South Zanesville to talk with them a little bit about some of the events that were going on.

"We do the Easter Egg Hunt, that's what's going on here today, and we have 15 to 18 thousand eggs...

April 3, 2015 - 5:10pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

A group of seven mothers and their children are participating in a study in Muskingum County.

The Muskingum Valley Health Center is participating in the Legacy for Children program. The study looks to see how mothers and children benefit from group intervention type meetings. Each week, the group meets for an hour and a half. It provides kids an opportunity to play and moms an opportunity to learn.

"All of our moms but one are first time mothers, and they really show an...

April 3, 2015 - 4:54pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

The Animal Shelter has its very own Easter bunny for someone to adopt.

While not an actual bunny, Bunny the beagle is this week's pet of the week. Bunny's former owner dropped her off at the shelter about a week ago. And Executive Director, Jody Murray, wants the 15-year-old beagle to get adopted soon.

"She's ready to go," Murray said. "We'd like to get her out as soon as possible. She's seemed to have gotten a little depressed since she's gotten here at the...

April 3, 2015 - 4:42pm
4 weeks 1 day ago

Tax day is on the way, but Operation Feed is giving you a reason to smile as you file your return.

The United Way's annual sub sale as part of Operation Feed is coming up on April 15, but orders are now being taken for the sale. Executive Director of Christ's Table, Keely Warden, said the sale is a way to enjoy tax day.

"It's a great way to treat your employees on tax day to a free lunch," Warden said. It's "only $6 and all the proceeds for this go to Operation...

April 3, 2015 - 10:27am
4 weeks 1 day ago

A relatively new organization in Muskingum County is stepping up to make their community a better place.

The Muskingum County Civic Action Group formed to gather individuals and other organizations to sit at the table on equal footing and discuss solutions to issues currently going on in the county and ways to help. 

"We figured it would be better to get everybody to come together to work and address community issues, so we'll have a bigger impact," said Ernie...

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